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EPA Reviews $15M Settlement for Hawaii Molasses Spill

August 4, 2015 9:28 am | by Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing a $15.4 million settlement between Hawaii and a shipping company that spilled 1,400 tons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor to see how it may affect the agency's investigation.


U.N. Ebola Mission Winds Down, WHO Takes Reins in West Africa

August 4, 2015 9:28 am | by Maria Cheng and Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response is officially winding down Friday, handing its leadership role and senior staff to the Geneva-based World Health Organization as efforts to contain the deadly virus continue.


Tracing Back Debris to Find Flight 370 May Prove Impossible

August 4, 2015 9:27 am | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

The search for Flight 370 may be literally turning full circle.


Experimental Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus in West Africa

August 4, 2015 9:27 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people in Guinea seems to work and might help shut down the waning epidemic in West Africa, according to interim results from a study published Friday.


Hopes High Wing Flap Will Shed Light on Flight 370 Mystery

August 4, 2015 9:27 am | by Andrew Meldrum and Lori Hinnant, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under a microscope and expert eyes, the wing fragment that washed up on the beach of this volcanic island could yield clues not just to its path through the Indian Ocean, but also to what happened to the airplane it belonged to.


California Guard Uses Drone to Search for Missing Teacher

July 30, 2015 9:04 am | by Julia Horowitz, Associated Press | News | Comments

The California National Guard is using a drone to search El Dorado National Forest for a missing San Francisco teacher, marking the first time the Guard has used an unmanned aircraft for a search-and-rescue mission.


Malaysian Premier: Plane Debris to Be Sent to France

July 30, 2015 9:00 am | by Greg Keller and Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press | News | Comments

A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries.


By Nearly Any Measure, Sunny South Florida is Tops in Fraud

July 30, 2015 8:54 am | by Curt Anderson, AP Legal Affairs Writer | News | Comments

Over the past decade or so, the three most populous South Florida counties - Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach - have become less renowned for old-school "Miami Vice"-style drug shootouts than for scammers stealing hundreds of millions from the government, banks and individuals by using laptops, stolen identities and fake medical procedures.


Will the Internet Listen to Your Private Conversation?

July 30, 2015 8:54 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Other increasingly popular forms of voice-recognition services include Apple's Siri assistant on mobile devices, Microsoft's Cortana and the "OK Google" feature for speaking to Google's search engine. Spoken commands can also be used to find something to watch on some TVs, and an upcoming Barbie doll will include an Internet-connected microphone to hear what's being said.


Magnitude-6.3 Quake Felt by Some in Anchorage, Alaska

July 30, 2015 8:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken southern Alaska and was felt by some people in Anchorage and Kodiak.


Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles to Prevent Hacking

July 30, 2015 8:53 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.


Strong Earthquake Rocks Indonesia's Papau Province

July 28, 2015 9:12 am | by Alfian Kartono, Associated Press | News | Comments

A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua early Tuesday panicking people with at least one teenager missing after possibly drowning in a river. Several buildings and houses were either destroyed or damaged.


Deep-Sea Mining Looms on Horizon as U.N. Body Issues Contracts

July 28, 2015 9:09 am | by David McFadden, Associated Press | News | Comments

The deep oceans span more than half the globe and their frigid depths have long been known to contain vast, untapped deposits of prized minerals. These treasures of the abyss, however, have always been out of reach to miners.


Worldwide Strengthening El Nino Giveth and Taketh Away

July 28, 2015 9:07 am | by Seth Borenstein and Frank Bajak, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's El Nino - most likely, the largest in well over a decade, forecasters say. A lot more than mere weather, it affects lives and pocketbooks in different ways in different places.


Lawsuit Points to Hacking by Ethiopia as Obama Makes Visit

July 28, 2015 9:06 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.


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